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Funding cuts to Bristol Parks could affect the safety of women and girls

By Cordelia Lonsdale From the rolling slopes of Victoria Park, to the stunning views over The Downs, we Bristolians are lucky enough to have a range of wonderful parks and green spaces in which to exercise, walk our dogs, and relax with family and friends. But, as the Guardian recently put it, the UK’s parks are…
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The Lanes signs up to Bristol Zero Tolerance with a new kind of night!

By The Lanes The Lanes is a multi-purpose venue showcasing craft beer, amazing pizza, bowling, karaoke, live music and club nights bringing in a wide crowd, along with a hostel above. With such a diverse range of services we get a wide range of people and it’s our mission to ensure everyone feels safe and comfortable in our…
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Local survivors of sexual violence face barriers to accessing support

A pioneering sexual violence needs assessment for Avon and Somerset has brought to light the experiences of a range of survivors in the area, many of whom did not receive appropriate therapeutic support to address the trauma they experienced. Nationally, 3.1% of women and 0.8% of men are estimated to have experienced sexual violence in…
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To The Moon sign up to Bristol Zero Tolerance

Since opening, To The Moon has been a welcoming and safe space for all members of the community so signing up to Bristol Zero Tolerance has felt like a natural extension to that. We have always enjoyed the range of events that we have been involved with and have hosted many LGBT community events from socials, to club nights,…
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Why do we need Situational Awareness training?

By Imogen Thomas **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** A lot of people who end up training situational awareness come from one of either of these backgrounds. Either you took up self-defence because you were police or military based or maybe martial arts, and then got to…
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Presentation at Police Conference: Launch of Gender as a Hate Crime. October 2017

By China Fish  **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** “Corrr your saddle´s well lucky. Your saddle´s well fucking lucky.” My mother reminded me of a performance I did in response to this harassment I had whilst cycling on my bicycle as an undergraduate 10 years ago. My…
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How important are informal supporters of women experiencing domestic violence?

By Dr Alison Gregory “How important are informal supporters of women experiencing domestic violence?”: “Very” – a simple answer to a complicated question. The bottom line, in terms of statistics, is that if survivors disclose their situation to anyone, it will most likely be to informal supporters (friends, relatives, neighbours and colleagues) rather than professionals.…
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Using music to challenge gender-based harassment: Hack A Heckle

By Hack A Heckle Hack A heckle is a social action campaign run by a collective of musicians, creatives and activists aged 18-25 who are passionate about using the power of music to challenge gender-based harassment in Bristol and the UK. We believe music can be used as a powerful tool to spread important messages, so we…
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Dentists and Domestic Violence – Checking Up on a Vital Opportunity

By Ruth Cook Bristol Zero Tolerance is currently undertaking a vital project to involve local dental practices in identifying signs of domestic violence and abuse in their patients. The project aims to equip practices with the information and resources necessary for them to help patients who may not be able to report problems to the…
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‘Best practice’ programme that has helped GPs refer thousands of victims of domestic violence to specialist services announces ambitious plans to expand

A highly successful, evidence-based domestic violence and abuse identification and referral programme (IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) developed by researchers at the University of Bristol has launched as a social enterprise today, with plans to scale up its activity and grow the programme across the UK and internationally. The IRIS programme provides…
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